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Arctic Sea IceAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners explore how the area of Arctic sea ice has changed over recent years. First, learners graph the area of Arctic sea ice over time from 1979 to 2007.
Arctic Story Puzzles
This activity has three story puzzles learners can solve to learn about life in the Arctic.
In this physical sciences activity, learners explore insulation. Leaners investigate how insulation can be used to slow down the conduction of heat from one side of a wall to the other.
Ice BalloonsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners will explore globes of frozen water to learn how to ask and then answer 'investigable' questions. The activity web page includes a short video demonstration.
Save a Snowman
In this activity, learners explore the concept of insulation by trying to keep Olaf the Snowman from melting. This activity encourages critical thinking and problem solving.
From Gas to Liquid to Solid
What causes frost to form on the outside of a cold container? In this activity, learners discover that liquid water can change states and freeze to become ice.
Ice Cream Shake
In this tasty activity, learners make their own ice cream any day of the year in an exploration of heat and cold. Highlights include freezing and melting and the transition from liquid to solid.
In this activity, learners explore density, convection, stratification, and, by inference, the melting of icebergs. Learners make hypotheses, test their hypotheses, and explain their observations.
Differing Densities: Fresh and Salt Water
In this activity, learners visualize the differences in water density and relate this to the potential consequences of increased glacial melting.
Musical Ice: How to Make an Ice Theremin
Build a musical ice theremin by programming a micro controller, like a Pico Cricket to respond to resistance generated by the ice melting, or the ice being touched.
Physical ChangeAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use heat to separate zinc and copper in a penny. This experiment demonstrates physical properties and how physical change (phase change) can be used to separate matter.
Let's Go Ice Fishing
In this activity, learners are challenged to lift a floating ice cube out of a glass of water using just one end of a piece of string.
Melts in Your Bag, Not in Your HandAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use chocolate to explore how the Sun transfers heat to the Earth through radiation.
The Crayon Rock CycleAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners use crayons to draw conclusions about rocks and the rock cycle.